Wintzell’s Opens First Pittsburgh, PA Location

Posted on May 13, 2013 to News & Events

For Immediate Release

May 13, 2013

Mobile, AL  – On May 20, 2013, Wintzell’s Oyster House will open its first Pittsburgh, PA location, bringing it’s seventy-five history of Gulf Coast tradition to the Northeast. Founded by J. Oliver Wintzell in 1938 in Mobile, AL, this is the twelfth of Wintzell’s rapidly expanding restaurants to bring Gulf Coast cuisine and southern hospitality to a broader audience. Featuring unique items such as homemade seafood gumbo, West Indies Salad and Chargrilled oysters, Wintzell’s offers the Pittsburgh area a new twist on seafood cuisine.

“When we discovered Wintzell’s on our travels south, I knew that I wanted to bring the Wintzell’s experience to Pittsburgh,” says Gene Jablonski, owner and franchisee of Wintzell’s Pittsburgh.  “I know Pittsburgh is going to love it as much as we do!”

According to Bob Donlon, CEO of Wintzell’s, “We are excited to introduce Wintzell’s to Pittsburgh and welcome everyone to come experience Oliver’s vision of southern hospitality, Gulf Coast seafood and our unique experience.” All Wintzell’s interiors feature hundreds of witty sayings written and collected by Oliver over the years, making for a fun experience for customers.

Featured in national print media, including Southern Living, Garden & Gun and Coastal Living, Wintzell’s is widely known throughout the Southeast region, but has also garnered attention from national TV programs including the Travel Channel’s Bizarre Foods, Food Network’s Man vs. Food and soon to be featured on HGTV’s House Hunters.

A grand opening celebration will be held Monday, May 20, 2013 at 5:30pm. Media opportunities are available the week of May 13th, featuring Russell Mauceri, a professional oyster shucker from the original Wintzell’s. Russell is an expert in oysters, varieties, shucking and eating. He has been featured on Bizarre Foods, Man vs. Food and numerous local TV programs.